National Science Foundation Requirements Affecting Open Access

In January 2016, the National Science Foundation will establish requirements regarding NSF-funded scholarly articles and papers.  NSF will require that either the version of record or the final accepted manuscript in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and papers in juried conference proceedings be deposited in a public access compliant repository designated by NSF and be made available for download, reading, and analysis free of charge no less than 12 months after initial publication.  In its initial implementation, NSF has identified the Department of Energy's PAGES (Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science) as its designated repository.  This requirement will apply to new awards resulting from proposals submitted, or due, on or after the effective date that will be established in January 2016.

Posted April 23, 2015

Peter Suber Open Access book
Open Access: What, Why and How

Friday, May 13, 2014

Science Center

Peter Suber is the Director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, Director of the Harvard Open Access Project, a Faculty Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Senior Researcher at the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), and a non-practicing lawyer. His academic background lies in philosophy, and he gave up his position as a tenured professor 2003 to work full-time on open access. He was the principal drafter of the Budapest Open Access Initiative, wrote the SPARC Open Access Newsletter for 12 years, and sits on the boards of many groups devoted to open access, scholarly communication, and the information commons.  He has been active in promoting open access for many years through his research, speaking, and writing.  His most recent book is Open Access (MIT Press 2012).


Stuart Shieber

The university’s role in the dissemination of research and scholarship:
A talk on good practices for college and university Open Access policies

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Margaret Clapp Library

Stuart Shieber is James O. Welch, Jr. and Virginia B. Welch Professor of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. He is the founding director of the Center for Research on Computation and Society and a director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society.  Dr. Shieber’s work on open access and scholarly communication policy, especially his development of Harvard’s open-access policies, led to his appointment as the first director of the university’s Office for Scholarly Communication, where he oversees initiatives to open, share, and preserve scholarship